Kevin Turen dead – Euphoria and The Idol producer dies aged 44 in tribute to one of Hollywood’s ‘rising stars’

Television and film producer Kevin Turen has died suddenly at the age of 44.

Turen, who executive produced all 18 episodes of the hit HBO series Euphoria, died over the weekend.

Kevin Turen has died at the age of 44

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Kevin Turen has died at the age of 44Photo credit: Getty
Kevin Turen's father paid tribute to his producer son, saying he was'so incredibly special'

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Kevin Turen’s father paid tribute to his producer son, saying he was ‘so incredibly special’Photo credit: Getty

It comes just months after the death of Euphoria star Angus Cloud at the age of 25.

Turen’s father Edward confirmed his son’s death and recounted it deadline: “Kevin was so incredibly special, this world will be less without him.”

Jay Penske, a close personal friend of Turen, described him as one of Hollywood’s “brightest rising stars.”

“Despite his many successes in Hollywood, his greatest passion was his family and friends,” he said.

“He was so proud of his children.

“He and his wife Evelina were determined that their children would grow up with great values ​​and ensured that they made a difference in the world.”

“Our collective hearts break for her and we all feel such a deep sense of loss.”

“We will miss Kevin so much, and this city lost one of its brightest rising stars today.”

His cause of death was not revealed.

In addition to Euphoria, Turen Ti produced West’s critically acclaimed slasher films X and Pearl and Pieces of a Woman, for which Vanessa Kirby received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

He also executive produced “The Idol,” the series starring Abel Tesfaye — aka “The Weeknd” — and Lily-Rose Depp.

Born in New York City in 1979, he attended Columbia University and graduated with a degree in English and critical film studies.

Turen made his debut as a producer on director Larry Clark’s 2005 indie film Wassup Rockers.

He produced several feature films, including Operation Endgame – written by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.

Turen’s other credits include Arbitrage with Richard Gere, All Is Lost with Robert Redford and two other Levinson films – Assassination Nation and Malcolm & Marie.

Most recently he worked on Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal film “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” along with HBO’s “Euphoria” and “The Idol.”

Euphoria actor Angus Cloud – who played Fez on the hit series – died in July at his family home in Oakland, California.

The cause of death was confirmed to be an accidental overdose.

The Netflix star had buried his father a week earlier and was “struggling intensely” with the loss of his “best friend.”

The actor’s family said at the time: “It is with heavy hearts that we had to say goodbye to an incredible person today.”

“As an artist, friend, brother and son, Angus was special to all of us in many ways.”

After the television star’s death, a mural was painted in his honor in Oakland and a candlelight vigil was held.

Angus completed production on a project outside of Euphoria before his tragic death.

The late actor reportedly had a role in an upcoming monster thriller from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.

CELINE CASTRONUOVO

CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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